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was appointed president obama's consumer watchdog. so a few changes in some of the races. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. ght now. >>> we have picked ourselves up. we are fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that, for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. come. >> president barack obama giving his speech to supporters after claiming victory in the white house. >> mitt romney could not put together the electoral map he needed to defeet the president. as it stands, president obama has 303. romney received 206. florida's 29 electoral votes have not yet been awarded but again, the outcome there will not affect the president's re- election. >>> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. hope you got a little rest. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. it is finally done. it's finally done. the election is finally -- >> i think that makes everybody feel better. >> now i'm seeing commercials i haven't seen in months. >> we'll get to all the election results in just a minute but first we wanted to talk to you. >> we have a little bit of weather here. not a maj
. president obama and governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas. >> our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. it is true that because of some good preparation, the loss of life was kept lower than it might have been but for those individual families, obviously, their world has been torn apart. >> new york city was also hit hard. a police helicopter made more air rescues. the subway system is expected to reopen with limited service today. and jfk and newark airports are back hope with limited service. la guardia could follow suit sometime today. we'll all have a live update from new jersey in our next hour. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy in our area. sky fox flew over that area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads from this vantage point. official tell us the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> the anne arundel county fire department is investigating the death of a contractor who was killed when a tree fell on him. it happened on
ground state. president obama is making stops in wisconsin, ohio and iowa today. the president's final event is in des moines before going onto chicago. yesterday, the president visited in new hampshire, florida, ohio and colorado. >> >>> republican nominee governor mitt romney is scheduled to be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. his rally in the comment wealth will be held at george mason patriot center at 2:45 this affect. yesterday, governor romney had events in iowa, pennsylvania, florida and virginia. they are crisscrossing the states. >>> as the candidates make their final push, officials in new york and new jersey are now faced with the challenge of getting people out to vote. >> it's big challenge as clean- up and recovery efforts continue following hurricane sandy. >> reporter: nearly a week after sandy hit the east coast, power outages still plague parts of the northeast. that along with damaged and destroyed buildings could mean a lack of places for voters to cast their ballots. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he is working to ensure voter will not mis
to the american red cross. >>> president obama and mitt rom know both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy but with just four days before voters head to the polls it's back to the trail in full force. >> and the focus is all about those key swing states. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now both a memory as the candidates refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first and then attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda, doesn't get people back to
ired every year to mark the end of word war i in 1918. president obama commemmorating veterans day here by laying a wreath at the tomb of unknown soldier. >> we take care of our veterans. we take care of your families, not just by saluting you to one day once a year but by fighting for you and your families every day of every year. >> reporter: in the united kingdom, queen elizabeth attends a remembrance ceremony laying a wreath. in beg jump, crowds gather for a -- in belgium, crowds gather. >> it represents a special day to me to went those people with lives written in stone. >> reporter: the french president president marking armistice day. these british troops in afghanistan hold a memorial service at their base. in 1954, president eisenhower changed armistice day to veterans day to honor all service members. >>> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. >>> happy monday, november 12th, 2012. a live look outside at the jefferson memorial as we get things started this morning. we want to welcome you to the
. two bp worker are also facing manslaughter charges. >>> president obama is promising to stand with the survivors of superstorm sandy. he got a close look at the damage yesterday with mayor michael bloomberg. he brought the spotlight to people living without heat and electricity 17 days after the storm. he hugged some while visiting a fema disaster site. >>> the looming fiscal cliff takes center stage at the white house today. president obama is meeting with the leaders of both parties from the house and senate this morning to start negotiations on avoiding those automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts. the president sits down with the head of 13 civil rights groups this afternoon to get their input on the negotiation. >>> adecision on the future of hostess brands -- a decision on the future of hostess brands is supposed to be announced today. hostess said if workers did not return to work by 5:00 p.m. yesterday, it would have to go into liquid situation. that would result in a loss of nearly 20,000 jobs. >>> it is an all-out attack on sugary junk food. ahead in about 10 min
. >>> president obama called out two top republican senators during his first press conference since being re- elected. it all revolves around the former c incident a director and the benghazi tax. >> i have no evidence at this point from what of a seen that classified information was advertise closed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> right off the top, the president facing tough questions about his knowledge ever the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. the general resigning after it was discovered he had and fair with writer paula broadwell. petraeus said he will testify before the intelligence committee regarding the tax on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens. >> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved i
the obama administration to let texas go it alone. texans have company in this idea as americans in more than 30 states are floating the plan on the white house web site i thought the civil war was over a couple hundred years ago almost. i'm not surprised. >> oregon's petition as more than 10,000 signatures. what is really motivating folks who want to opt out of america. >> it would be interesting to find out what they think the benefit of it was would be. >> reporter: once any pet i go reaches 25,000 signatures in 30 days' time it mandates a response from the obama administration. but the bottom line is this might be a good way to americans to air their frustrations but the petitions carry no legal weight. >> it is not in the president's power under the constitution to let a state is he cede. it is not clear whether anyone, even congress, could let a state secede. it might take a constitutional amendment.. >> reporter: petitions from louisiana and texas are reaching a threshhold for response. you can see these petitions for yourself online at white house.gov. >>> to baseball now, you kn
days after being re-eelectricity to a second term, president obama is expected to make his first comments on the so-called fiscal cliff. the president will not offer a solution to the looming issue but call on lawmakers to work together to avoid a possible financial meltdown. congress has a deadline of january 1st to agree on a solution. >>> another losing day on wall street. stocks have now lost 434 points in the last couple of days, the worst two-day drop since november of last year. markets are reactioning to the possibility that the economy will go off the so-called fiscal cliff. >> reporter: stocks slide on wall street as investors fret about the prl for gridlock in washington. lawmaker need to come to an agreement for avoid the so- called fiscal cliff, a combination of higher taxes and government spending cuts set set to take effect by january 1st. >> if they can cooperate and focus on the overall economy to get people back to work, you insofar know what can high pressure. >> reporter: for the second day in a row, the dow jones industrial average has suffered a triple digit
the nation and the world eagerly await the results. >> reporter: it's virtual tie between president obama and former governor mitt romney in the race to the white house. close election has much of the country eagerly anticipating the outcome. it is not just folk here in the u.s. keeping a close eye on this election. many around the world are also concerned about the vote. a number of young chinese people appear to be more interested in the u.s. election than a leadership transition in china set to take place later this month. >> the asian party congress, we can only watch that as an audience. >> reporter: the next president and new congress will be tasked with making a decision about $600 billion in government spending cuts appear higher taxes. it could hurt next year's global output. >> the american economy has some positive aspects in the short term, the evolution of the labor market and the housing market. what happens in the united states will be fundamental. >> reporter: hugo chavez is also keeping watch but says no matter the outcome, it will do little to improve international relat
congress plus a re-elected president obama could equal financial turmoil. the three major indices plunged due to concerns over the looming fiscal uncertainty. >> there is still an an elevated level of uncertainty related to politics that markets must deal w. >> reporter: john boehner says he is open to making a deal with the president to put the finances in order. >> republicans have signaled a willingness to accept new revenue if it comes from growth and reform. so let's start the discussion. >> reporter: one political analyst says the republicans' willingness to come to terms on a deal woo be the result of public pressure. >> it does mean that they have to worry about running afoul of public opinion at their per ill, having just suffered a loss. >> reporter: domestic issues aside, the ability of the two sides to reach an agreement may have an impact on foreign affairs. >> the inability to strike an agreement that is serious, that is long term, that restores confidence in the fiscal situation of the united states, i think it actually weakens his hand on every foreign policy issue. >> rep
, president obama already has a replacement in mind. the "washington post" cites sources that said it could go to john brennan if he wants. it the post also reports that the president is considering john kerry to serve as the next defense secretary. kerry is said to covet the position of secretary of state but many insiders believe that post will go to current u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. >>> new satellite images show north korea could be testing rocket engines and may be a sign that the communist regime continues developing long-range ballistic missiles. the analysis is from the u.s. korean institute at johns hopkins school of advance the international studies. attempts to have a freeze of the program collapsed when north korea launched a missile in april. >>> what about bomb-sniffing mice? one security company says the mice are great at fining the explosives because they have a heightened sense of smell and can easily fit into small places. they believe they could one day be used in airports an other places with high security. >>>
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